Leigh Ann Maurath

  • 5 Lessons I Learned From My Farm Dad

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on June 4, 2020

    I think this is where it all started--clad in denim and a frilly bonnet, sitting in my dad’s arms as we cut wheat. I grew up watching my dad farm. It’s always been part of who we are.   I grew up...

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  • Horses that Help

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on January 31, 2019

    Often, all it takes is one. One moment can change a life forever. One story can shift a life path. One encounter can provide deep encouragement. One donation can impact the future. And at New Horizon...

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    Fighting Against World Hunger

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on November 6, 2018

    Rick McNary has a gift for telling stories. Using words, McNary can transport you to another time and place, with people you might not yet know. With each carefully chosen word, he brings life to the...

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  • The Perfect Seat

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on August 17, 2018

    Each summer weekend, cars line up outside the fenced area just as the sun sets. The metal legs of the movie screen show signs of wear but boast a grandeur size. The red “Kanopolis Drive-In” sign...

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  • Community Involvement...

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on April 16, 2018

    No matter the season, the community, or the event, county Farm Bureaus across the state are putting in extra labor and love to serve the communities where they live and work. Making Kansas...

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  • Sorghum: The Up-And-Coming Food Product

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on February 6, 2018

    Earl Roemer’s office is simple. Nothing fancy adorns the walls. A small, well-used desk sits in the corner. A conference table lined with products made with grain sorghum (or milo) sits in the middle...

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  • Helping others in need

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on December 13, 2017

    No matter which county in Kansas you live in, visit or once called home, there is a Farm Bureau presence. Each county is different and each community within those counties is unique. But in each...

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  • Insane Paine Produce

    No Paine, no gain

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on August 8, 2017

    Twenty-four-year-old Luke Paine doesn’t always play by the rules. He has defied many odds and, as a result, has a story for the books.   “It really is a remarkable story,” says Mark Paine, Luke’s...

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  • AFBF Maker Kit

    Little Hands, Big Solutions

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on February 13, 2017

    One box filled with PVC pipe, duct tape, plant lights and zip ties has taught five students from Colwich Elementary School that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Rachel Meenen’s...

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